Published: Wed, May 23, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Texas Governor to Hold Talks on School Violence After Massacre

Texas Governor to Hold Talks on School Violence After Massacre

He also proposed expanding a Lubbock program aimed at preventing at-risk students from committing violent acts that began in response to mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut. One of the proposals they'd like to address is what's commonly known as a "red flag law".

Arlington Police Department officials confirmed that patrols and staffing have been increased since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida and said "all calls to schools are priority calls now regardless of type of call". Some of the graduates offered small smiles to people they knew.

As well as killing 10, the shooting spree also injured 10 more, including John Barnes, 49, a retired Houston police officer now working as the Santa Fe resource officer who was first to confront the shooter.

Angelique Ramirez, a Santa Fe High School student who attended the church with her family, was among the 10 people killed.

Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North tells "Fox News Sunday" that authorities are trying "like the dickens" to treat symptoms instead of going after the disease. By doing so, Abbott hopes to create a safe community and school environment while simultaneously protecting second amendment rights.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, officially announced a series of town hall meetings to discuss schools safety.

Monica Bracknell, an 18-year-old senior who survived the shooting, told the governor Sunday morning that she doesn't think the shooting should be turned into a political battle over gun control.

She says her classroom was just as she left it Friday when Aguilera, on crutches from an earlier injury, was helped from the room by a friend and a teacher.

Chief Teresa Ramon with the Judson ISD Police Department said the Texas School District Police Chiefs' Association has requested to take part in these ongoing conversations. "One of the shotgun shells was for my daughter", she said.

The governor spoke privately to worshippers as they arrived but did not speak to the media. The first one features officials from districts that arm some teachers or contract with local police for security.

The Islamic Society for Greater Houston says services for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh are scheduled for a mosque in suburban Houston.

More than 3,000 members of the Texas Muslim community attended to pay tribute to the 17-year-old, who had described her acceptance on to a U.S. exchange programme as the best thing that had ever happened to her.

Her body is to be returned to her family in Karachi, Pakistan.

A teenage boy charged with fatally shooting eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told a newspaper. "But an even better way is four people with a gun to stop that person".

Roady said Texas law allows for the death penalty in capital murder cases, but he said he will not seek death for Pagourtzis because he is a minor; the Supreme Court has ruled that minors are not eligible to face capital punishment.

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